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After UFC 160 scratch, Alistair Overeem vs. JDS now likely in summer
Although an undisclosed injury has forced Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of May's UFC 160 lineup, it appears UFC officials will simply delay his bout with fellow heavyweight contender Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) passed along news of Overeem's withdrawal from the May 25 event on Wednesday. Overnight, UFC President Dana White suggested a replacement won't be sought...
Submitted Mar 7, 2013 9:33AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161
Canadian Sam Stout will face Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 161 in Winnipeg on June 15. UFC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.
Submitted Mar 7, 2013 5:30AM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 92 Weigh In Results
Bellator 92 Weigh-in Results: Brett Cooper (185.1) vs. Dan Cramer (185.6) Doug Marshall (185.1) vs. Sultan Aliev (185.8) Alexandre Bezerra (146) vs. Mike Richman (145.4) Marlon Sandro (145.8) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (145.8) Keith Berry (186) vs. Richard Rigmaden (178.6) Ricky Legere Jr. (173)* vs. Sabah Homasi (170.6) Akop Stepanyan (156) vs. Chris Saunders (154.5) Aaron Miller (146) vs. Shad Smith (146) Josh Appelt (247) vs. Manny Lara (254.2) Brandon Halsey (205) vs. Rocky Ramirez (204) Nick Piedmont (146) vs. Cleber Luciano (144.6) * Ricky Legere Jr. will have two hours to make the 171-pound limit.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 9:57PM by kopower - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Alistair Overeem injured, out of UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos
Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos. According to sources close to Overeem, the heavyweight recently suffered an undisclosed injury while training, which will sideline him for four-to-five weeks. As a result, Overeem's camp recently informed the UFC that he will be unable to fight dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 7:34PM by Poor_Franklin - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC champ Mark Coleman officially retires from MMA
The godfather of ground and pound officially is hanging up his gloves. Mark "The Hammer" Coleman recently announced via Facebook that he's retiring from MMA.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 6:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 7 adds Benavidez vs. Uyenoyama
Next month's UFC on FOX 7 event has two new additions. They include flyweights Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama, as well as bantamweights Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 162 adds Munoz vs. Boetsch
With July's UFC 162 event now official with an Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman championship headliner, the UFC has gone to work filling out the rest of the card.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 6:37PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Unbeaten 135-pounders Johnny Bedford and Erik Perez meet at UFC 159
Two fighters unbeaten in the UFC's bantamweight division will meet in April when Johnny Bedford (19-9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) takes on Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC 159. Bedford today announced the fight via Twitter. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. It's not clear where Bedford vs. Perez will be placed on the lineup. The latest UFC 159 card includes: Champ Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen - for light-heavyweight title Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson Sheila Gaff vs. Sara McMann Johnny Bedford vs. Erik Perez Nick Catone vs. James Head Jimy Hettes vs. Steven Siler Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Proctor Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 4:57PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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'WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson' lineup finalized, Villefort-McCray joins card
The lineup for this month's "World Series of Fighting 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson" event is complete with three new preliminary-card bouts. The event takes place March 23 at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. The main card, including a heavyweight headliner between Andrei Arlovski (19-9) and Anthony Johnson (14-4), airs on NBC Sports Network. Officials previously announced most of the card, but three prelim fighters now have opponents. The full WSOF 2 card includes: MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 9:30 p.m. ET) Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson Marlon Moraes vs. Tyson Nam Josh Burkman vs. Aaron Simpson Dave Branch vs. Paulo Filho Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Gaethje PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Kris McCray vs. Danillo Villefort Igor Gracie vs. Richard Patishnock Cameron Dollar vs. Waylon Lowe Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Chris Wade Rick Glenn vs. Alexandre Pimentel
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 4:56PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Thiago Silva vs. Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante planned for UFC 162
Earlier today it was effectively confirmed that Anderson Silva will fight Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 162. There's more news coming in that another Silva is expected to fight on this card, as Thiago Silva fights Rafael Cavalcante on July 6th, in a battle of powerful strikers. Via MMA Fighting: The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is expected to meet Thiago Silva at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the fight. The UFC has yet to make the fight official.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 3:56PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland official as UFC 161 headliner
A title fight between interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and former WEC bantamweight champ Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will headline UFC 161. Sources with knowledge of the planned bout told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that it has been verbally agreed to on one side. ESPN initially tweeted news of the fight today while citing UFC President Dana White. UFC officials later issued a formal announcement. UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MPS Centre in Winnipeg and is the promotion's first visit to the Manitoba province in Canada. Already booked for the event are Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and Jake Shields-Tyron Woodley.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 3:33PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman set for UFC 162 headliner
As expected, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) will meet top contender Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on Independence Day weekend at UFC 162. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously passed along news of the targeted bout, and Newsday.com today confirmed it as official with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta....
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 1:58PM by postman - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Injured Johnny Eduardo pulled from next week's UFC 158 lineup
An injury has forced Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of next week's UFC 158 event and his bantamweight bout with Yves Jabouin (18-8 MMA, 3-2 UFC). UFC officials today announced the change, though the nature of Eduardo's injury wasn't revealed. It's not clear if a replacement will be sought, though with just 10 days until the event, it could be a challenge.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 12:57PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Francisco Rivera and Hugo Viana Agree to UFC on FX 8 Bantamweight Battle
UFC bantamweights Francisco Rivera and Hugo Viana have agreed to fight at UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold on May 18.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 11:45AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC Champ Ricco Rodriguez Reportedly Arrested On Suspicion of DUI
Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez was allegedly arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Matt Riddle suspicious of failed drug test, planning to look into it
Former UFC welterweight, Matt Riddle, discusses his unexpected release from the UFC, smoking habits, Dan Hardy and career future in this detailed interview.
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
NSAC's Keith Kizer: 'I don't see Vitor Belfort getting a TRT exemption from us'
If Vitor Belfort wants to continue his mixed martial arts (MMA) career while receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), he'll have to do it somewhere other than "Sin City," which just so happens to be home base of his employer, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). That's because "The Phenom" doesn't meet the requirements for the controversial treatment under the guidelines of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Any fighter previously popped for steroid abuse -- which is a contributing factor to low testosterone later on in life -- is immediately disqualified. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer comments to Bleacher Report: "I don't see Vitor Belfort getting a TRT exemption from us. I really don't and I feel kind of bad for him in some ways because if he has learned from his mistakes and now he's trying to do it the right way and his levels are low with the treatment good for him and I hope he is doing that. The rules are the rules and you have to draw the line somewhere."
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 9:36AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish slated for UFC on FX 8
A lightweight fight has been added to UFC on FX 8 in May. Gleison Tibau and John Cholish have verbally agreed to fight on the card, which is set to take place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil, sources close to the fight confirmed with MMAFighting.com...
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 8:04AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Episode 7 Recap: Styles Make Fights
Josh Samman scored a knockout win of Tor Troeng in last week’s episode, but injured his leg in the victory. He woke up the following morning in “severe” pain. Samman pulled a quad muscle during tryouts for a previous season of The Ultimate Fighter and formed a blood clot in his leg that required an extensive surgery to correct. He was worried history was repeating itself. He was taken to the hospital for observation and tests. After an ultrasound, it was determined that he did not have a blood clot...
Submitted Mar 6, 2013 7:56AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
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